Outsmart Your Kitchen

We're starting a new series called the Helpful Kitchen, for QUICK and EASY tips and tricks to help you manage your food and move away from your food managing you!

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FREEZE SAUCES/SOUPS/FOODS THIN

This week we're tapping into recognizing your barriers for a home prepped meal (typically more controlled and healthy) vs. grabbing fast food (less nutritious and generally more expensive).

For me a large barrier is TIME. Even if I meal prep and freeze my food, after a long day I do not want to wait for it to defrost. Find your barriers and make reasonable action plans to address them. Freezing your foods/proteins/sauces/soups so that they are thinner than 1/2" in thickness will have your food defrosted in less than 3 minutes once you place it in a bowl of warm water, or ...

For todays lunch:

1. Pull pre-made thin-frozen spaghetti sauce out of freezer and put in lunch bag

2. Bring some water to a boil while enjoying morning coffee